PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (December 15, 2014) – Tabor Boy: 100 Years at Sea is a documentary that profiles the captivating history of the Tabor Boy sail training program in which thousands of high school students have experienced the lifelong lessons of going to sea. Rhode Island PBS is pleased to present this documentary on Sunday, December 28 at 9 p.m.
Celebrating her 100th year at sea, Tabor Academy’s flagship 92’ sail-training schooner, the SSV Tabor Boy, and the sail training program onboard, is the subject of a film by Emmy award-winning videographer John Rice of Above the Line Programming, an alumnus of Tabor Academy.
The documentary looks at the rich history of the current Tabor Boy ship from its origins 100 years ago as a North Sea pilot schooner to its use today as an educational platform for teaching nautical and marine science. Through a host of engaging interviews with former and current executive officers, captains and crew, plus amazing historical footage and stills, the film reveals the transformative power of going to sea, and the personal effect it has had on generations of Tabor Academy students since the sail program’s inception in 1917.